Archive | March, 2012

Armchair Manager: What Sports Can Teach Us About Management

One of the reasons I enjoy sports is the human dynamic at work in every sporting endeavor, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. At different times and in different sports, an athlete may do battle with another competitor, the elements, or even with himself and his will. This fascinates me, says Oswald, CEO of […]

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7 Behaviors That Keep Women From Getting Ahead

Over the past two years, this blog (published in April, 2010) has been number one in readership, reaping well over 25,000 unique visits. Numerous bloggers have referred to the blog, even plagiarizing the hell out of it (that’s fine with me). It’s also the most commented upon blog with extremely negative and even more extremely […]

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Why All Leaders Are Social Workers

Part 1 of a 2 part series on the fusion of social and work Are you a social worker? I don’t mean someone who went to university and took a Master’s of Social Work with courses in welfare policy, community practice, or family dynamics. I mean someone who acknowledges, practices, and works socially. A social […]

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How to Increase Team Mindfulness

Are you a member of a virtual team? Many people are. To find out, consider this definition adapted  from Wikipedia and see if you qualify: ~ A virtual team is one that is not located in any one physical space. Rather, several workplaces are technologically connected (via telephones, email, and internet) without regard to time […]

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How Leaders Kill the Joy of Work

Senior executives routinely undermine creativity, productivity, and commitment by damaging the inner work lives of their employees,” say Harvard’s Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. Amabile and her associates have successfully studied the inner work life of employees. And often, the picture is not very pretty. These aren’t union leaders. This is management. The sample isn’t […]

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Disclosure Isn’t Enough If You Want People’s Trust

I think a lot about trust. And maybe more importantly, I think about how mistrust happens. Specifically when it comes to writers, columnists, bloggers, and journalists. Often, when people talk about disclosure, they are usually talking about money. And if you’re a blogger or writer and money is changing hands, I think you should always […]

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